Bariatric surgery requires significant lifestyle changes from patients. Patients will benefit greatly from adopting basic changes toward healthful eating before surgery. Assessing an individual’s unique needs and readiness for change are key components of our preoperative nutrition counseling. Our pre-op education program includes a 1-hour one-on-one consultation with a Registered Dietitian with extensive education regarding specifics of your new eating plan. Progression of the diet, protein intake, fluid, vitamin and minerals requirements, possible side effects, behavior modification and exercise will all be addressed. An appointment with our physician nutrition specialist for a medical nutrition evaluation and vitamin and mineral levels may also be suggested.